Sunday, June 01, 2008

New Furniture

Our church has 2 teams this year for a sand volleyball league! They met for practice this last week, and it was great fun to hang out with everyone while I watched!

This is my mommy in her new outfit for volleyball. Isn't she cute?!

You may be thinking, "what on earth does this have to do with new furniture?!"

And, if you are thinking that, you probably don't know me very well. Cause, those that DO know me well know that when I tell a story I have to start WAY back at the beginning.

I've been promising to post pictures of my furniture so that people could help me figure out how to arrange it in our living room. But, as it turns out, it's taken me so long to get pictures up, that I actually know how I want it.

Which is totally due to the fact that our friend Jonathan volunt to come over and move 2 pieces of furniture after volley ball practice on Wednesday.

This is him (in red) next to my hubby (in orange) at practice.

NOW do you see the connection? Hehe...OK, there's not really a connection at all.

That's all the pictures I'm going to post of this last week of volleyball, but my dear friend Rachel has posted a few more pictures of the actual volleyball action, if you're in to that sort of thing. ("That sort of thing" being pictures that actually relate to the topic at hand.)

Anyway, back to the furniture situation! Jonathan brought his wife and kids to our house after volleyball practice so that he could help my hubby move furniture.

At the time, I thought I only had a book shelf and a T.V. stand to move from downstairs, but
as it turns out, I also had a shelving unit and a hope chest that would work better downstairs, and "needed" to move my living room around at least 3 times before I got something I liked.

I kept brainstorming out loud thinking the other adults in the room could tell me whether a certain configuration would look right. "What do you think it would look like if we moved the couch against this wall, the love seat in it's place, and then the bookshelf on the other wall...and..."

And, Mr. Cheerful (Jonathan) would simply say, "well, let's just see what it looks like!" It was really funny to his wife and I, but Micah was a bit worn out! Which, I'm not all too certain, wasn't Jonathan's motive. :)

But, all is done, and I think I like the arrangement. You'll have to use your imagination on the pictures; I couldn't quite get it all in. And, my video camera doesn't have a flash.

And now, I can cross "posting furniture pictures" off my to-do list. How's that for taking the title of my blog to heart?!


dave & rachel said...

It looks good to me!

It's hard to get perspective though - are those pics taken from the door? I can't exactly remember the layout of your house. You need to post the blueprints....hahaha! j/k

It looks very cozy, and nice for conversation. I love that!

JadeMerie said...

I really think your living room looks great. Thanks for letting us help move stuff around. :) The kids sure loved helping you see what needed to be baby proofed. We'll have to do it again sometime!

Joy said...

:) Your mom is totally cute! Also, your furniture looks good like that.

Laurel said...

It looks very cozy and welcoming. I like it!

meesh said...

It looks great! Way to go, decorator! I am so glad it is finally here, and now you can use your living room! Way to stick with it, and earn your way to a comfy, cozy living room! Can't wait to try it out!

Jenny said...

I really like the way you arranged your new furniture! I love getting new furniture it's so much fun! Your furniture looks really comfy too. I couldn't tell exactly what it's like though. Is it leather on the arm rests and microfiber on the seats?

tsbjf said...

New furniture, yay! I like how you set it up, looks good to me! I'm the same, I have to move the furniture around physically before I can tell if I'd like it that way or not. And your mom looks totally cool in her new volleyball wear!